46 concert goers hospitalized at Digital Dreams Festival in Toronto
Over the weekend, 46 attendees were transported from Live Nation’s Digital Dreams festival in Toronto to local hospitals. Most that were hospitalized suffered from drug or alcohol related illnesses. According to Emergency Medical Services, 23 people were transported each day over the weekend. EMS liaison Kim McKinnon had this to say about the hospitalizations:
“The medical emergencies we treated at this event are preventable if attendees inform themselves of the dangers. I realize this may be obvious, but the consequences are serious. Overdosing, overconsuming alcohol and other substances and even mixing the two can lead to dangerous and even life threatening medical conditions that have to be treated by paramedics and emergency physicians.”
After doubling the capacity to 50,000 people in 2013, Bud Light’s Digital Dreams expanded to 80,000 attendees in 2014 and is now Canada’s largest dance music festival but may now face additional scrutiny as Toronto officials continue to attempt to crack down on EDM-based events.
Via: Billboard Biz